todaze Lympians

or 300,000 fun facts

A Republican-led motion to bring a vote on a bill that would have restricted access to driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and attempted to stop identification fraud was defeated Monday in the state Senate, dealing a major defeat to proponents of the measure…

…Washington state is one of two in the country that let illegal immigrants obtain driver’s licenses. New Mexico is the other state that still allows such practice, but lawmakers there are also considering bills to close the access…

…The bill would have required applicants for driver’s license to provide proof of residency and a Social Security number. Supporters had said the bill aimed to stop identification fraud.

Haugen said that there are 300,000 more driver’s licenses in this state than there are drivers

todaze Lympian

A Northwest woman is three months into a one-year challenge to purchase everything she needs at Goodwill.

“I’ve been thrifty my whole life and it came up in mind, seeing other people do challenges, wondering if I could do this for myself, and my family, and my children,” says Beautiful Existence, (Beautiful Existence is her real name).

Existence tells KIRO Radio’s Ross and Burbank Show that she hasn’t heard any complaints from her family yet.

“The youngest is a baby, so he doesn’t have very many words right now, but my older son is 11, and he loves it. He’s been thrifting his whole life. He’s getting gift cards to the Goodwill and he’s really excited…

…”I did need to go in and find unmentionables, and one of the things I found out through this process, is that Goodwill only sells brand new unmentionables, so you can still find those things there,”…

nice law and order you have there

…be a shame if someone called it racist…

…LaRose, a 31-year-old Iraq war veteran, was the tiebreaking vote in Ohio’s Senate, which just sent a bill similar to Wisconsin’s budget bill to the State’s House of Representatives. That caused Michael Piotrowski, the general counsel for the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), to siege LaRose’s Facebook page.

“Funny thing about cops,” Piotrowski posted on LaRose’s Facebook wall, “they hold a grudge.”…

…Perhaps most surprisingly, though, the cop union’s top lawyer compared Republicans calling union violence “union thugs” to using the “n-word.” “When Republicans talk about ‘Union Thugs,’ they may as well be calling people the n-word.”

oh there's ironing and then…

…According to the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), the Wisconsin Retirement System owns $5.5 million in Georgia Pacific corporate bonds. (Georgia Pacific is owned by Koch Industries.) This is the retirement system in which the overwhelming majority of state and local employees participate. These are the pension benefits that public employees are trying so hard to protect………

……….one imagines the public unions’ vitriol will soften a little bit when they realize their retirement payout is incumbent on the success of the Kochs….


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I know it’s a pain in the ass but we had no other option. For the last two or three years we have been frantically keeping the old site chugging along but it finally started falling apart and eating itself and we’ve been at the point where we have to close a post in order to post something new because we maxed out the stupid software.

I’d like to get everyone settled in as soon as possible so we can just shut up and blog. Ultimately this is going to be the best thing that ever happened to this blog besides all of you.

there's a word for this dahling

Huffington Post contributor Visual Arts Source has announced that it will cease to provide the site with content until HuffPost agrees to pay its writers – and it wants other HuffPost writers and contributors to join in.

In a post on the company’s website, Visual Arts Source publisher and co-editor Bill Lasarow writes that he was well aware of the Huffington Post’s payment policy when his company agreed to provide the site with content. However, in light of Aol’s decision to buy the Huffington Post for $315 million, the company has done some reassessing, coming up with two specific demands:

And just like the corporate titans of the American Right, it would come as no surprise if Ms Huffington, whom I am certain has a good heart and only the best intentions, were to assume the obvious position: Who needs these people anyway? They are not even employees.

Nonetheless, we shall remain on strike until these two demands are met. First, a pay schedule must be proposed and steps initiated to implement it for all contributing writers and bloggers. Second, paid promotional material must no longer be posted alongside editorial content; a press release or exhibition catalogue essay is fundamentally different from editorial content and must be either segregated and indicated as such, or not published at all.

One of the goals in organizing this strike, Lasarow explains, is to “professionalize” the relationship among the HuffPost and its contributors. Additionally, he writes, it is “unethical to expect trained and qualified professionals to contribute quality content for nothing.”